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What were the Shark Attacks of 1916? / by Nico Medina ; illustrated by Tim Foley.

Medina, Nico, 1982- (author.). Foley, Tim, 1962- (illustrator.).

Summary:
"On July 1, 1916, witnesses watched in horror as twenty-eight-year-old Charles Vansant was attacked and killed by a shark in shallow water at Beach Haven, New Jersey--the first recorded shark attack in American history. Scientists claimed a shark could not be responsible, but more deadly attacks soon followed along the Jersey Shore and up the freshwater Matawan Creek, setting off a nationwide panic that led the White House to declare a war on sharks"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593521588
  • ISBN: 0593521587
  • ISBN: 9780593521595
  • ISBN: 0593521595
  • Physical Description: 108 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Formatted Contents Note:
What Were the Shark Attacks of 1916? -- Apex Predator -- Summer at the Shore -- The First Attack -- The $500 Bet -- The Second Attack -- Hysteria -- Matawan Creek Massacre -- War on Sharks -- Caught! -- Understanding Sharks -- Timelines.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Penguin Workshop.
Subject: Shark attacks > New Jersey > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Seashore > New Jersey > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
New Jersey > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.

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Easton Main Library JUV 597.3 M (Text) 31901004787216 New Juv Nonfiction Available -


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